CPA gets behind NDIS with ‘Teamwork Works’ campaign

CPA gets behind NDIS with ‘Teamwork Works’ campaign
Posted on Thu 4 Nov 2021

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is proud to support ‘Teamwork Works’, a new national-wide campaign to show the benefits of a strong National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The campaign is driven by National Disability Services (NDS), the peak organisation representing disability service providers across Australia, which is calling on all candidates in the lead-up to the next Federal election to commit to the integrity of the NDIS.

Teamwork Works puts people living with disability, their families and the workers that support them at the front and centre of the national conversation.

The campaign draws on research and economic modelling to demonstrate the value of the NDIS, while telling real, personal stories from individuals and teams in the sector to drive home the importance of a strong NDIS.

New research from Per Capita shows that, for every $1 spent on the NDIS, the scheme delivers $2.25 back to the broader economy. The NDIS will inject $52.4 billion dollars into the economy in 2020-21.

270,000 Australians are directly employed by the NDIS, which now supports 467,000 people with disabilities.

Teamwork works calls on the Federal Government to deliver:

  • Proper Planning: so people living with disability have the resources they need to build the right team for them
  • Fair and independent pricing: so privders can deliver the services people with disability need
  • Genuine partnership: a real commitment from the Federal Government to work with participants and providers to build a scheme that delivers longterm support

How you can support the campaign

Welcome to the wrap up episode of Season One of Cerebral Conversations. Here are some highlights and never heard before stories from the great minds at Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) and our special guests and hosts.

It’s been a weirdly wonderful time for me – you might’ve noticed I didn’t share a column with you in October? That’s because I was racing toward the finish line of my university degree, a double in Arts & International Studies if anyone was wondering. Four years of my life that unfolded in ways I never could’ve predicted.